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See de Blasio's 'Privacy Fence'; Brooklyn Bridge Park's New Art

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UPPER EAST SIDE—Following up on the crucially important news on the oh-so-dangerous Upper East Side, above is a photo of Mayor de Blasio's controversial privacy fence. It's the taller wooden white-and-gray thing behind the quaint-looking, traditional brick-and-wrought iron barrier that served as protection enough for Gotham's past rulers who resided at Gracie Mansion. Said a spokesperson: "The head of the mayor's security detail made the decision to increase the fence's height after examining the perimeter with other NYPD officials, and in the wake of the White House fence jumping incidents." Necessary/not necessary? [Instagram/shumayabang; previously]

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—Tom Fruin, creator of beautiful colorful things, will be gracing Brooklyn Bridge Park with another of his stained glass-like light-up sculptures. Watertower 3 debuts tonight on the rooftop of 334 Furman Street, joining Fruin's two other pieces: the original Watertower atop 20 Jay Street and Kolonihavehus , a house-shaped artwork at at Empire Fulton Ferry. The new sculpture is made of one thousand scraps of acrylic and is powered by solar panels. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201